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At Tyson Foods, the safety of our team members is our top priority. For that reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their 45th day of employment. Successful applicants will need to show proof of at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on or before their start date.
Sign-On Bonus: Up to $5,000.00 if employment and other eligibility requirements are met!
New Start Rate: $19.41/HR
Benefits: Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision), Holidays, Vacation
Summary: This is a driver position responsible for the transport and delivery of freight on time in a professional manner by driving diesel-powered tractor trailer combinations short and long distances, while complying with Department of Transportation rules and regulations, maintaining a safe work environment, and adhering to Tyson policies and procedures.
Tasks: This driver position is responsible for dispatching trucks on a regular basis according to a prescheduled plan. This position is also responsible for the proper documentation and preparation of load sheets, answering the phone calls from managers and growers, and documenting information accurately for recordkeeping. This position is also responsible for keeping office area clean, assisting with required checks at the plant, and assisting other Team Members in Live Haul when needed. This driver position is also responsible for full-time driver duties which include hauling chickens from the farm to the processing plant in a safe and efficient manner. This position is also responsible for carrying trailers to the farms when needed, binding and unbinding trailers, conducting pre and post trip inspections of equipment on a daily basis and any other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Monday - Friday; some Saturday and holiday work required.
Must be willing to work flexible hours and weekends when needed. Must be willing to work both day and night shifts as needed. Must have good communication and personal relations skills. Must be willing to sit or stand 8-10 hours in an office or in a truck. Must be willing to reach, grasp, lift, push, pull, bend, and stoop. Must be willing and able to properly document and prepare load sheets. Must be willing and able to coordinate and communicate with Drivers regarding loads. Must be willing and able to dispatch according to a prescheduled plan but must be willing and able to make decisions based on current situations and prioritization. Must be willing to wash trailers with chemicals and assist Cage Repair Attendant with repairing cages, attaching/detaching panels to trailers. Must be willing and able to use small hand tools and ability to stick weld would be a plus, but not required. Must be willing and able to operate a small all-terrain forklift/Moffett and be willing to be certified for forklift license. Must be willing to lift up to 40 lbs. or more if needed. Must be willing to perform work above the shoulders. Must be willing to keep office and work area clean. Must be willing to check wingtips of birds. Must be willing to run errands for parts/supplies. Must be willing to work in a dusty environment. Must be willing to work in extreme hot and cold temperatures. Must be willing to work around blood, fat, bones, feathers or any other related meat byproducts or unpleasant odors. Must be willing to wear appropriate PPE as required. Must be willing to follow all Live Haul Safety Rules at all times. Must be willing to follow all Animal Welfare Guidelines at all times.
Must possess a valid Alabama Class "A" CDL. Must be at least 21 years of age to be considered for this position. Must have a DOT certification on the date of posting. Must have one year of verifiable experience in type vehicle that will be operated (top heavy load experience preferred). Must be able to obtain a medical card as required by DOT. No DUI/DWI conviction in the past eight (8) years in a personal vehicle. No DUI/DWI conviction in Commercial Motor Vehicle ever. No DOT Drug or Alcohol Violation with the past three (3) years, including Roadside inspection violations as identified on locations PSP report. Must be able to read and write in order to follow delivery schedule and follow simple maps and directions to farms. Must pass a driving test. Must pass a mandatory drug test for Tyson Drivers each time a DOT physical or random is given. Must meet the Tyson Driver Evaluations System requirements that involve but not limited to: Points, DUI/DWI Rules and Drug and Alcohol Testing.
A DOT Application must be completed onsite once electronic application has been submitted and reviewed and basic qualifications appear to have been met. (HR will contact applicant.)
Must not own, possess, or otherwise maintain any domestic, wild or exotic fowl to be considered. Approved Growers for the Alabama Complex may be considered.
Must have six months of continuous work history with one employer within the last twenty-four months.
Relocation Assistance Eligible:
1ST SHIFT (United States of America)
Hourly Applicants ONLY -You must complete the task after submitting your application to provide additional information to be considered for employment.
Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.
CCPA Notice. If you are a California resident, and would like to learn more about what categories of personal information we collect when you apply for this job, and how we may use that information, please read our CCPA Job Applicant Notice at Collection, click here.
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